We finally found an affordable reusable, machine washable cotton mask that we can tolerate to wear for several hours at a time. It has better breathability than a disposable mask and is comfortable on the face. Plus, this face mask has a shaped fit and secures over the face with elastic head straps. We find that the straps going over the head are more comfortable for us than ones that go around the ears. Of course, this is our opinion, and you are entitled to your own but we really don’t mind wearing this mask as we did on some of the others we have tried out.